Gaven Reefs

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Gaven Reefs is located in South China Sea
Gaven Reefs
Location of the Gaven Reefs.

The Gaven Reefs (Chinese: Nanxun Jiao 南薰礁 and Xinan Jiao 西南礁, Vietnamese: Đá Ga Ven and "Đá Lạc") is a group of two reefs in the Tizard Bank of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

They are controlled by China as part of Sansha, and claimed by the Philippines and Vietnam. They have a supply platform and a reef fortress. The supply platform has anti-aircraft guns, naval guns, search radars and radio communications equipment.[1]

The north reef (Naxun Jiao) has 86 ha and its highest point is at 1.9 meters. The south reef (Xinan Jiao) has 67 ha.[2]


  1. ^ DJ Sta. Ana, News5 (2011-05-24). "China builds more Spratly outposts". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  2. ^ D. J. Hancox, John Robert Victor Prescott (1995). A Geographical Description of the Spratly Islands and an Account of Hydrographic Surveys Amongst Those Islands, Volume 1. IBRU. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

Coordinates: 10°12′48″N 114°13′9″E / 10.21333°N 114.21917°E / 10.21333; 114.21917